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Order following serious injury on Deepsea Delta

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate issued an order to Odfjell Drilling AS on 13 November 2003, following a serious personal injury on Deepsea Delta on 14 August 2003.

The order has the following wording:

"Pursuant to Section 80 of the Activity Regulations and Sections 1 and 13 of the Management Regulations, Odfjell Drilling AS is ordered to conduct analyses of the working areas of the remote-operated pipe-handling systems on Deepsea Delta in order to identify measures that ensure sufficient barriers against crushing injuries and other potential, undesired incidents when this equipment is being operated.

Restrictions must be placed on the personnel's access to the working areas of these remote-controlled systems, cf. Ch. 10, deviation 4 in the audit report.

The deadline for complying with the order is 15 December 2003. Please inform us when the order has been carried out."

" target=_blank>Link to the NPD's audit report